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I Was Married to a Sociopath

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 16 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010.

    We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The last time I saw her was at our court date and she did an unbelievable number to my head. After realizing what I was dealing with, I did a...
    drwho4 drwho4 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 46-50 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Help

    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    I guess I should state I was married to a soldier with PTS. I will never call it a disorder, he was a strong man and a great husband, so i will never say he had a disorder. Five...
    KatieInSoCal KatieInSoCal 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 1

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    I had some of the qualities, but not all of them. I daresay I've had some pretty messed up thoughts that just weren't /right/. Once when I was no more than 6, my mother sat me...
    Glaede Glaede 13-15 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Ayn Rand was Absolutely and objectively wrong about human nature, and that is absolute truth, if you disagree you disagree because you are suffering from psychotic delusions. I...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm coming up on a date that was life changing...the date when I got married. It was a perfect day and every little thing I could have ever wanted from a wedding....very very small...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I will be the first to admit that I got married for all of the wrong reasons. Yet, that never prevented me from having hope and feeling faithful that it could still work. Only...
    Vikkisses Vikkisses 26-30, F Aug 4

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    My best friend, who I've known for nearly 20 years, confessed to me that she's a sociopath. After reading _The Sociopath Next Door_ a few years ago, I sort of suspected my friend...
    aradae aradae 31-35 Aug 9

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    This is a long story so please bear with me if you can. I met a man back in 2008 through his sister who was a good friend of mine at the time. I knew he was married from the start...
    plmagnet29 plmagnet29 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    Of course we have self doubt & yes, I share that self doubt about getting married again. I was married for 12 yrs & divorced now for 4. I would love to get married again one day...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I was a very pregnant bride along with many of the bridesmaids on my wedding day. I was married on July 5, 2014 in a double ring ceremony. My parents were highly upset that I...
    pregnantbride pregnantbride 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I am about to do something very stupid. We've been working together for over a year, which has been great because sometimes I think he is the only one there who knows what he's...
    hopelesssness hopelesssness 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Long story short, I'm inlove with a married man, who's 32. I'm 17 btw, he has a daughter who's one, his wife is due with their second child in a few months, and me and this man...
    Princessjaa Princessjaa 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 28

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    A new guy stared at my job and immediately started pursuing me. I thought he was awesome, but I knew he was married so I didn't give in... Until he fed me a bunch of garbage about...
    fucknshit fucknshit 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Ok so a couple years I go I fell in love with a man who made me feel so intense but in every way .. When we were together everything just clicked , it's like we were made for each...
    pinkmonkey91 pinkmonkey91 22-25, F Aug 9

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    Dearest My Lawyer, I've always admired many things about you. That remains. But we must stop anything between us so you can focus on the things that you intend to do. You don't...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    An elderly couple from our local church was in habit of care taking for the needy... Those who had kids... A lady from our church was married to a womanizing drunk with mental...
    Kickingnscreaming Kickingnscreaming 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    so he told me he was married just to get me trust him i found out it wasn't true, because of a lot of things, why i'm i so unlucky
    8hugs 8hugs 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I have been married for 10 years, together for 14. My husband and I have two children together. Almost our entire relationship he has worked two jobs, almost never home and even...
    dragonflydreams dragonflydreams 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm not a professional, but I'm pretty sure my friend is the textbook definition of a sociopath. I met him a while ago back in 5th grade, and it sounds cliche but I knew he was...
    Jules255 Jules255 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I met him online and he was the most charming person in the world. Was so interested in what i was like my thoughts, goals, philosophies on life. And so sweet. But somewhere it...
    Confused4959 Confused4959 22-25, F Aug 12

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    So, today I started being a sociopath. I did not set out to start being one; I accepted that I was one last night, and it just kicked in immediately. I did not need to think...
    sosheyo sosheyo 41-45, F a week ago

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    I have been diagnosed as having different mental problems, but I believe that I am actually a sociopath: so good at it, that I was able to hide it from shrinks and therapists, and...
    sosheyo sosheyo 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    17, sociopathic, as the title says. I didn't really have a title for myself until a while ago, because I always felt I didn't need a title like that. My mom constantly brands me...
    Ethan57 Ethan57 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    17, sociopathic, as the title says. I didn't really have a title for myself until a while ago, because I always felt I didn't need a title like that. My mom constantly brands me...
    Ethan57 Ethan57 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Although I am proud to be a sociopath, it is fairly lonesome. I have few friends, and the only people I have been sexually compatible with were psychopaths and other sociopaths. I...
    Razorgrins Razorgrins 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I was wondering how many of you are into BDSM? Or are at least active in the scene? It's quite obvious that these things overlap and share traits. What sadist doesn't like power...
    VindensSkygge VindensSkygge 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 27

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    My brother, is only one of the few who I told I am a sociopath. He gave me the best advice; he offered that I come up with a safe word and physical gesture that let him know that...
    JonathanCTVirgo JonathanCTVirgo 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I was diagnosed as a sociopath when I was 15 and instituted into an insane asylum (correctional facility). I need a sociopathic friend because I find it hard to identify with...
    Razorgrins Razorgrins 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    ... I'm going to play Necromancer here for a moment. I was reading an experience by gewissenlos titled "Who Believes the Self-confessed Sociopath? " In there is a comment: There...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I feel like my life is a broken record. Not everyday is awful or terrible or even bad. I just dont like being married anymore. There has been way too much that i dont like about it...
    Fitguy84 Fitguy84 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I came out to my wife the other day. We have always had great sex but something was missing. She said she knew and was very excited for me. She truly was. Now we have an open...
    brad84 brad84 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have never been clinically diagnosed as a 'sociopath' but as the days go on, I can see more and more traits that are very similar to one. I admire sociopaths too; their intellect...
    TheWolfInSheepsClothing TheWolfInSheepsClothing 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm a sociopath with psychopathic tendencies who's been through hell. If it wasn't for religion, I would've made a lot of very bad decisions. Don't ever disrespect religion in...
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I am not like you. I don't think like you do. I don't look at the world like you do. And I don't interact with the world like you do. Most of the time, people walk down the...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 10

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    Do you ever feel it's hard to describe what is your personality, I feel that I am able to mirror anybody's social quirks and know how exactly to respond to any given situation...
    jking21 jking21 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    People think sociopaths are heartless. People think psychopaths are heartless. I beg to differ. We have a cold black heart, which is still a heart. Judge us but that is all we have...
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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